I went to Fort Snelling last Saturday to vist my father's grave. He was an Air Force staff sergeant who fought in both the korean and vietnam war. He was only a comms guy and later a cook but that didn't stop him from having flashbacks when he heard helicopters. Unfortunately he lived in southern California
When got home I dug around in some the boxes in the basement and looked at his papers and found a paper he had wrote in college about religion. I broke down. He died in his sleep when i was six years old, from complications of diabetes...
A week before christmas too.. (No fooling)
A toast to my father :pours drink and raises glass: Allen J. Kohler of Albany, NY A father second to none. :slams drink then the bottle:
btw...EVERYONE in the military has an important job.
I know that around lunchtime on any given reserve weekend how grateful I am that someone is at the chow hall cooking up a hot lunch for my cold, hungry butt after being stuck on the flight line all morning.
ALL PRAISE the AF COOKS!!!
I'll admit this even though it sounds geeky. Apollo 13 at the end when the guys are coming of the ship and tom hanks does a voiceover about their lives later on. My eyes get watery. Im such a geek.
Posted on 2006-11-17 at 08:12:33.
Alacrity The Tired RDI Staff Karma: 291/33 6154 Posts
At my Wife's birthday party, my daughter was telling everyone about the soloist part she got in the school play - Oliver. Some people asks her to sing for them, which Veronica was hesitant to do but then did. Now I have hear her sing to herself most of her life. She sings quietly to herself so much that we often say she has a song in her heart and it has to get out.
But when she sang for real in front of us (Who Will Buy), my heart leaped and I cryed. Her voice is so beautiful and she has learned through choir and school musicals to reach the notes and hold them. I didn't realize how good of a singer she had become. It wasn't just that she was good, but there was such joy behind her voice. I was overwhelmed.